Gold Group:

A goal-oriented group with swimmers starting to make swimming a priority in their life.  High school swimmers looking to stay in shape during the offseason should also consider this group.  Swimmers train for 90 to 120 minutes at each workout, five days a week, typically swimming 3000-4000 yards at each practice.  This group is also introduced into full dry-land training:  stretch-cords, plyometrics, balance and core exercises, medicine ball exercises and dynamic/static stretching.  Swimmers may be reassigned if unable to maintain move up criteria and gold group practice standards.  Due to the increased level of training, swimmers must be at least 10 years of age for consideration.  

Swimming Goals of Gold Group: 

  • 1000 freestyle under 14:00
  • 10 x 200 freestyle @ 3:00
  • 10 x 200 IM @ 3:30
  • Swim 10 x 100 IM @ 1:40
  • Kick 20 x 50 @ 1:00
  • Learn and improve goal setting skills (written)  


  • Training Suit, Goggles, Cap, Water Bottle, Mesh Bag, Kickboard, Pull Buoy, Paddles, Short Length Fins, Snorkel, Jump Rope.  You can purchase these items at our team store:  TNT Visalia Swim Gear

Behavior Goals to Remain in the Gold Group  

  • Actively listens and respects coaches and fellow swimmers 
  • To consistently improve commitment level, sportsmanship, and training/racing ability from season to season


Athletes are expected to swim in the majority of the meets and full participation in the highest meet for which they qualify.  Here are the targeted meets for the Gold Group:

  • Junior Olympics (Short Course and Long Course)
  • Winter Age Group Championships
  • June Age Group Championships (JAG)
  • South Western Age Group Championships (SWAGR)
  • Far Western Championships
  • Western Zone Age Group Championships (Zones)

Practice Times:  

  • Sunday:  3:00 - 5:00 PM @ El Diamante
  • Monday - Thursday:  6:30 - 8:30 PM @ El Diamante

Gold Group Coach:  Jason Ricablanca

​*Updated 10/2020